LPEA Board of Directors
Everyone who pays their electric bill to LPEA is a member of the cooperative and has the right to vote for the directors who represent them on the board and to run for a seat on the board.
The Board of Directors determines the policies and overall directives of the cooperative and provides LPEA staff with goals and objectives for the business. LPEA is governed by a board of 12 directors, three of whom reside in District 1 - Archuleta County, three in District 2 – South and West La Plata County, three in District 3 – City of Durango, and three in District 4 – North and East La Plata County.
Four directors are elected each year at the LPEA Annual Meeting. Directors serve three-year terms and are welcome to run again as incumbents once that term is up. LPEA has no term limits.
Communicating with the Board
LPEA members may contact their board representatives directly via the contact details provided below. Individual directors cannot speak on behalf of the full board. If you wish to receive an official response from the board, you should direct your questions and comments to the Board President. Directors can only answer questions related to board-level strategic matters. Questions of an operational nature will be redirected to LPEA staff for a response. When warranted, Q&As will also be added to LPEA's Fact Checker.
Letters and emails to the board and to individual directors are not published or otherwise made public. If you wish to have a summary of your correspondence read aloud during the public comment period at a Board of Directors' meeting, you must explicitly request this in your correspondence. The Board President will use his/her discretion in managing member comments to ensure the public has sufficient time to address the board, while not impacting meeting efficiency and scheduling.